Derin T D

Assistant Professor

 I am working here as an Assistant Professor since July 2015. My area of specialization is Chemistry. I completed my Graduation in Pure Chemistry from St Thomas College, Thrissur and along with my B.Sc , I have done two year diploma course in ‘Petrochemicals and Polymer Science’. After my graduation I joined for post graduation in Pure Chemistry in Karunya University, Coimbatore. Then immediately after the completion of my PG in 2013, I worked as an ad-hoc in MES Engineering College for four months. Then after the contract period, I went for M.Phil in the same university where I did my PG. I chose my research area in “Pyrene based Chemosensors for metal ions” under the guidance of Dr.R.Nandhakumar, Associate Professor, Karunya University. During my course of research, I presented my research works both national and international conferences. After completing my M.Phil., very immediately I got selected as a Project Assistant to DST-SERB project in Madras Christian College, Chennai. After five months of research in Madras Christian College, I joined in RCET family in the month of July, 2015. Teaching is my passion and I believe there is no substitute for a teacher….


  • 2014 – M.Phil., from Karunya University, Coimbatore
  • 2013 – M.Sc., from Karunya University, Coimbatore
  • 2011 – B.Sc., from St Thomas College, Thrissur
  • 2010 – Diploma in Petro Chemicals and Polymer Science from St Thomas College, Thrissur

Areas of Expertise

  • Synthesis of heterocyclic compounds for the purpose of antimicrobial activities
  • Synthesis of pyrene, furan based compounds for developing fluorescence chemosensors

Also having knowledge in operating,

  • JASCO FP 8200 Spectrofluorometer
  • JASCO V650 UV-Visible Spectrophotometer
  • Schimadzu Prestige20 IR Spectrometer
  • Schimadzu LC 20AD HPLC
  • Grace X2 Flash Chromatography System
  • Heidolf Roto-evaporator (with vaccum and chiller)

Professional Experience

  • Worked as a Guest Lecturer for four months (August 2013 – November 2013) in MES Engineering College, Kuttipuram
  • Worked as a Project Assistant in major project of DST-SERB project for five months (January 2015 – May 2015) in Madras Christian College, Chennai

Professional Achievements

  • Presented papers in 3 National Conference and 1 International Conference
  • Published 1 paper in an international journal and another manuscript accepted (recently)
  • Scholarship awardee of KSRTG (Karunya Short Term Research Grant), Karunya University for developing Metal Sensors in the year 2014
  • Scholarship awardee of KSRTG (Karunya Short Term Research Grant), Karunya University for

“Synthesis and antimicrobial activities of novel Imidazoloquinolines and their sulphur  analogues”   in the year 2012

Paper published and presented

  • Velmurugan, A. Raman, Derin. Don, Lijun. Tang, S. Easwaramoorthi, R. Nandhakumar*, Quinoline benzimidazole-conjugate for the highly selective detection of Zn(II) by dual colorimetric and fluorescence turn-on responses. RSC Adv., 295, 5, 44463-44469
  • Don, K. Velmurugan, G. Prabhakaran, J. Prabhu and R. Nandhakumar*, Single Sensor for dual analytes: chemosensor for selective detection of Aluminium and Bisulfite ions based on a Simple Chalcone.(Manuscript Accepted)
  • Muthukumar, K. Velmurugan, Derin. Don, R. Nandhakumar*, Synthesis, characterization, antimicrobial and anti oxidant studies of Oxetoquinolines. (Communicated)
  • Paper presented on “Single sensor for dual analytes: Chemosensors for selective detection of Al3+ and HSO3 ions based on a simple chalcone” in National seminar on Advancement in materials chemistry (ADMAC I-2014) sponsored by UGC and co-sponsored by KSCSTE held at Christian College, Chengannur, Kerala, India
  • Paper presented on “Development of an Aluminium Sensor based on a simple Chalcone” in National conference on Advancement in Material Science (AMS 2014) sponsored by TEQIP-II held at CIT, Coimbatore , Tamil nadu, India
  • Paper presented on “Synthesis, Characterization & Antimicrobial activity of Imidazole based Quinoline derivatives” in International Conference on “Chemistry-Frontiers & Challenges” held at PSGR Krishnammal College for Women,Coimbatore,Tamil nadu, India
  • Poster presented on “Synthesis, Characterization and Antimicrobial Activity of New Oxetoquinoline Derivatives” in Kongunadu Arts and Science College Coimbatore organized by Indian Science Congress Association
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Staff Room no 315, 2nd Floor, Main Block, Extension number – 315
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